I have to agree with Babbette. If an ADN and BSN work on the same unit, have the same responsibilities, do the same skills, education is not a factor in determining salary.
When I was in nursing school
, one of our instructors. (who not only had a BSN, but an MSN) told us that clinically, it did not make any difference what initials were behind your name, all RN's were paid the same irregardless of BSN, MSN, what ever. She did however state that a BSN will advance to 'administrative' positions before an ADN. In my opinion, that is fine, if a nurse wants to take on that kind of position a BSN is important. They can have it.
Certification does not mean a thing also, I have my ACLS, PALS, and chemo certification; and work with nurses who do not have any of these and I get paid the same. EXPERIEINCE is a factor at our hospital in determining your hire in rate. the more experience the higher rate you start at.
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